There could hardly be a more topical issue than the one at the heart of celebrated Australian playwright Hannie Rayson’s play, Two Brothers. Lesley Reed reports on Red Phoenix Theatre’s upcoming production of this thought-provoking drama, one in which a refugee tragedy at sea pitches two very different siblings against each other.
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is the stage adaptation of the cult 80s classic film with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater(ranked among the top five in EW’s list of the “Greatest High School Movies of All Time”), created by the award-winning team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man).
When Melbourne’s CLOC Musical Theatre was offered the opportunity to produce a new re‑imagined version of the beloved musical theatre classic Les Misérables for today’s audiences and for a whole new generation of performers, the company jumped at the chance to present a new vision of this much adored tale.
After a sell-out season of The King & I, Rockdale Musial Society changes tone with the Pulitzer-Prize winning Broadway musical RENT.
Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, RENT follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980's.
Famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! comes to Roleystone Theatre (WA) in May 2017.
Last staged at the theatre in 1997, directors Paul Treasure and Bree Hartley are bringing it to life again with a new cast, celebrating the groundbreaking musical that ushered in the golden age of musical theatre.
Rockdale Opera Company’s Gala Fundraising concert held on 8 April 2017 was an overwhelming success. It was the brainchild of José Carbó, co-patron of the Company, whose aim was to raise much needed funds for the Company. In his address to the audience at the end of the concert, Mr Carbó said that in his early years, before establishing his professional international career, he performed 5 major operatic roles with Rockdale and credits these performance opportunities as a significant factor in gaining invaluable stage and performance experience.
The Guild Theatre at Rockdale in Sydney’s south will present I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick from May 12 to June 10, 2017.
Successful TV actor Andrew Rally has a choice to make – play the role of Hamlet onstage, which would challenge his creative experience and greatly please his girlfriend; or go back to lucrative, silly but popular TV soap operas. Andrew would much sooner take the soaps but the ghost of Hamlet’s great portrayer John Barrymore has other plans.